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Amazon gets green light for food stores in India

Giant e-tailer Amazon has received permission in India for some food-only stores. The $515m deal is likely to spark similar action by local online grocery companies, as N Chandra Mohan reports.

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Tech start-up Eyeris reads the signals to gather IPA attention

Californian tech start-up Eyeris might be small but CEO Modar Alaoui says it has already landed investment promotion help and is confident it can seize the moment to expand into global markets. Michal Kaczmarski reports.

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Essel Group director aims to make Mumbai's citizens streetsmart

Essel Group president of cities and strategy Guy Perry is hoping to reproduce lessons from a successful Warsaw development in Mumbai, to create ‘smart’ neighbourhoods and change people’s attitudes in the process.

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A little local knowledge sees Ulmart sweep Russian e-commerce market

Ulmart – Russia's equivalent of Amazon – is dominant in its home market, where it is active in more than 240 cities. And through its digital strategy, which among other innovations sees it accept payment in Bitcoin, the company looks set to stay ahead of the international field.

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Work visas versus protectionism: the winners and losers

As global business takes stock of Brexit and headline-grabbing US policy decisions, working visas are ripe for reform. Some countries are already benefiting, as Erika Morphy reports.

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Multinationals await implementation of global tax realignment

The clampdown on multinational profit-shifting is under way, but compliance with the new regulations is easier said than done, writes Erika Morphy.

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Portugal's long-term education strategy pays off

Portugal’s long-term educational policies are paying dividends, with a high proportion of young people speaking more than one language and even sporting a master's degree. This in turn is attracting international companies and creating conditions that could lure many overseas Portuguese back. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Serving SMEs: why size shouldn't matter to IPAs

Many investment promotion agencies ignore smaller businesses in favour of multinationals. But, as Martin G Kaspar explains, this is the type of business with the least experience and the most need of IPAs’ expertise and support. And even Facebook was small at one time…

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Is Toyota's Kentucky investment a victory for Trump?

Toyota’s $1.3bn investment in Kentucky is being hailed as a triumph by both the Japanese auto giant and US president Donald Trump. The move has improved relations between the two – whether or not it has been years in the pipeline.

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Orlando's attractions lure KPMG training centre

Incentives and a host of attractions cemented Orlando in Florida as a perfect location for KPMG’s new training office. But equally important have been efforts by the Orlando Economic Partnership to make the move as smooth as possible, including finding a site close to the local airport. Michal Kaczmarski reports.

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